3 important facts about the Red-capped Robin
1.The Red-capped Robin (Petroica goodenovii) is a small passerine bird native to Australia. The Red- capped Robin is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. The male has a distinctive red cap and red breast, black upper parts, and a black tail with white tips. The underparts and shoulders are white. The female is an undistinguished grey-brown.
2. The Red-capped Robin is the most widespread of the 5 red-breasted Robins that occur in mainland Australia. It prefers drier habitats and is found across Australia west of the Great Dividing Range and south of the Tropic of Capricornia but does not occur in Tasmania. The red cap of the male is both distinctive and diagnostic (first photo) and even the brown female has a reddish cap (second photo) making her easier to identify than the other female Robins.
3. The Red-capped Robin is generally encountered alone or in pairs, although groups of up to eight birds—a mated pair and their young—may be seen in autumn and winter. The Red-capped Robin typically perches in a prominent location low to the ground, often flicking its wings and tail. It is very active and does not stay still for long. The diet consists of insects and other small arthropods. The breeding season takes place over five months from August to January with up to three broods raised.